I AM CONFUSED ABOUT HOW TO MAKE RAISED CABINET DOORS, I HAVE ACCESS TO A ROUTER AS WELL AS A TABLE SAW. I HAVE MADE A COUPLE OF PANEL DOORS BEFORE BUT THE PANELS ARE RAISED ABOVE THE FRAMES OF THE DOOR. HOW DO I GET THE PANELS FLUSH WITH THE FRAMES. I HAVE BEEN USING 3/4 INCH OAK FOR THE FRAMES AND STORE BOUGHT 3/4 GLUED OAK FOR THE PANELS.. ANY INFO WOULD BE APPRECIATED
Sure can. You could even use the TS. But the one piece bit sets are a fast and easy solution. They're also easier to use from the standpoint that you have more edge for the bearing to ride on. After the first cut, there isn't much left for the bearing for the rabbeter. The gentle curved undercut is considered better looking, but few people will notice the inside lip of your cabinet doors.
Don't use stacked cutters myself. I use big 3 wing bits for reveals and make an additional pass for the "backcutter" -- it seems to cut across grain a little cleaner. On cathedral and eyebrow arch panels, that's important due to the curve of the top cut on the blank, as I'm sure we all know.
Just yesterday, we used clamps after glue simply to take the bow out of the wood we were using, and it straightened everything out for us. Usually though, any time you lay up a project the clamps are...